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Native Currant - Black

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Ripe fruit are sweet with a little tang, turning dark purple to black on this native shrub. It prefers warm temperatures and good rainfall, with a natural range from Northern Australia into SE Asia. The fruit can be eaten fresh, dried or pickled. Plants are dioecious, meaning male and female plants are need to set fruit.


Specifications of Native Currant - Black

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5), Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March, April

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